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Started by grewal88, September 13, 2018, 04:26:38 PM
Quote from: grewal88 on September 13, 2018, 04:26:38 PMI really liked your book Sam, regarding How to Engineer Your Layoff. I am also writing a concise, easy to read personal finance book for young professionals after reading over 50 others. Curious as to any advice for pursing a publisher or the how the process was for self-publishing an e-book?Any and all advice from the community is appreciated!
Quote from: grewal88 on September 14, 2018, 03:28:40 PMThanks for the feedback! I will check out CreateSpaceOne of the challenges is because I am a CFP on salary at a firm, I am limited to posting articles, running a blog, or otherwise appearing to distribute financial advice. Ideally I would like to get published by a startup type publishing house. Do you know of any or have any thoughts about self-publishing on Amazon?
Quote from: wanderlust on March 21, 2019, 07:52:10 AMI've self-published a book that became an "Amazon bestseller" in various categories. I highly recommend self-publishing, and using the Amazon platform as others have posted above for a variety of reasons:1. You don't have to find a publisher and then give 30%+ of the royalties to them2. Much faster process - the same self published book out the door in 6 months would take over a year with a publisher3. Publishers don't add much anymore. They won't really promote you unless you're a well known person. You as the author will still have to do most of the legwork and marketing. 4. More control. You can up the versions and republish on Amazon within 24 hrs with an updated version, etc.
QuoteI remember trying to get on Kindle or whatever to list my How To Engineer Your Layoff book, but I think there was a $9.99 limit or something, so I decided not to use that distribution channel and just use FS.
Quote from: Koidragon on December 30, 2019, 12:57:45 PMNew to the forum. Came across this one and even though I get a "Warning..." that this topic has not had any posts for at least 120 days, thought I'd chance a reply ... perhaps it might be of interest to someone, perhaps it might be helpful. I am a self published author on Amazon .. wrote and self published 6 books, co-authored 2 and published as many for someone near and dear. QuoteI remember trying to get on Kindle or whatever to list my How To Engineer Your Layoff book, but I think there was a $9.99 limit or something, so I decided not to use that distribution channel and just use FS.So several things: 1. Sam. There is no price limit - only suggested pricing. With Kindle (eBooks published with Amazon's KDP), the pricing and commission is as follows:Royalty for ebooks priced under US$2.99 and above $9.99 = 35%Royalty for ebooks priced US$2.99 to US$9.99 = 70%Paperback - (KDP Print_ = 60% of list price minus printing costs. Amazon provides a print cost calculator so you can see what you will get paid per sale. Several colleagues sell theirs in the $18.00/$50.00Audio is catching fire ... I haven't published any in audio, so can't speak from experience, but the word is "speak or perish" ... Unless your name is James Patterson (and company) writing & publishing books is not the holy grail to banking big. My books' purpose is primarily that of being a qualified lean gen. Hope someone sees this ... and hope it helps
Quote from: Koidragon on January 03, 2020, 04:20:20 PMHey Sam! It's true! Unless your name is James Patterson, the likelihood of a money truck arriving at your front door with sackfuls of that green stuff from the sales of your book(s) are slim to none, and yet like schmucks stuck to our stubborn ways, authors peck away at their keyboards, write, and publish away. Below are some of the reasons that authors prevail:1. Improve online exposure2. Expand market reach3. Gain authority status in your field of expertise4. Position yourself as a thought leader in your industry5. Become a sought after keynote speaker at conferences6. Get paid gigs to lead seminars / workshops7. Powerful lead generation system that delivers qualified prospects for your services/products8. Professionals write/publish high end books and use them as a bonus to attract new clients9. One of my clients began to receive paid invites to teach haiku (not exactly a high in demand profession) at wellness retreats. She's over the moon - just before the year end got THE call from TO (we are Canadian - Toronto is our Big Apple) to speak at a major conference on mindfulness. YESSSS!There is more, but I thought nine would be a number to show that when it comes to make bank with books, there are more than nine ways to skin that lil' kitty. The beauty of it all is that much of this happens on auto-pilot!